Bake-Off® Contest 39, 2000
Danbury, Wisconsin

Moonbeam Cookies

Carry moonbeams home in a (cookie) jar? You can, with these delicate, lemony tidbits.

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  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1
cup coconut
1/2
cup lemon curd (from 10-oz jar)
2
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), chopped, or 1/3 cup white vanilla baking chips

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour and coconut until well blended. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart.
  • 2 With thumb or handle of wooden spoon, make indentation in center of each cookie. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon lemon curd into each indentation.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, place candy coating. Microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) 2 minutes. Stir well. Drizzle over cookies.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour and coconut until well blended. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart.
  • 2 With thumb or handle of wooden spoon, make indentation in center of each cookie. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon lemon curd into each indentation.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, place candy coating. Microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) 2 minutes. Stir well. Drizzle over cookies.

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Expert Tips

Lemon pie filling can be substituted for the lemon curd.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.